This work was written for the USA International Harp Competition 2012 Composition Contest, Bloomington, Indiana, USA and, incorporating authentic North American Indian tunes as it does, inevitably, it could only be called Indiana.
However, Indiana was actually composed on the other side of the world in a small village called Angen-Lakhta in Karelia, Northwestern Russia, 450 Km (300 miles) north of St. Petersburg, where there is no electricity or even a road - just a dirt track through the woods. It was to this remote and very silent place that Andres Izmaylov took his harp and created Indiana.
I am very grateful to the talented young artist Stanislava Malakhovskaya for her invaluable help with the work on the cover.
Stanislava Malakhovskaya was born in St. Petersburg in 1993. She is a student at Saint-Petersburg Art and Industry Academy named after Alexander von Stieglitz. Stanislava has had four personal exhibitions and she was the winner of the International Graphic Competition at Saint Petersburg Art Week 2012.
The front cover image of Indiana incorporates a fragment of the engraving "David Penitent" by the German Nazarene painter Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872).